Olympic fever has most definitely hit London. Everywhere I look there are posters, flags, statues, wandering athletes and organisers emblazoned in Olympic logos. And, yes, there’s corporate sponsorship. (Why, oh why, is McDonalds the official caterer?) Still, there’s no denying the energy.
But as a Londoner of 20+ years’ standing, how can I tell that the mood has really changed? I’ll tell you. People are engaging with each other on the tube. Today whilst travelling, I pulled out my crochet. Immediately, the wooden hook fell from my bag and rolled onto the seat next to me straight under … a man’s thigh.
The embarrassment. The social awkwardness.
I made a vague pointing gesture and he kindly lifted his leg for me to retrieve the crochet hook. Once I had the rosewood stem back in my grasp, I smiled apologetically and he, he… He winked at me!
We haven’t even had the opening ceremony yet. Where is this all going to end?
Craft or Ice Breaker? You Decide.
STOP PRESS! The Pattern Pyramid giveaway over at Sew Darn Tired ends tomorrow. This is where you’ll find that darling 70s pattern with the embroidery.